It has been three long dark weeks since we have had a Below Deck episode. Of some comfort to me was having Captain Lee’s memoir to read. Sadly, it ended too soon. In the very last chapter he finally mentions the show and it becomes clear that Adrienne was a dead woman walking from the moment she met Captain Lee. Apparently she tried giving him orders and would have been recast right away if there had been time. Now it all makes since. The best part of this show coming back tonight is it gives us something to watch other than Trump.
If you need a refresher on where we left off, you can click here.
Now let’s see what sort of torture Kate has for Laura. It seems she decided to inform Captain Lee and let him know Laura needs to be reminded of the hierarchy of the ship, or be fired. Otherwise Kate is done. The crew that overheard Laura screaming at Kate to check herself are mocking her mercilessly. It’s like one big team. Josiah suggests they just fire Laura and do the last two charters by themselves.
I don’t remember whose these guests are but they are literally orgasming at the table. One of the ladies is lusting for Adrian. She wants him to witness her foodgasms. It was very uncomfortable.
Rhylee as usual bonds with the other problem child. Rhylee encourages Laura “stay strong.” I would have suggested “Just do your damn job.”
The next morning, Laura has a sitdown with Captain Lee. He’s doing that thing with his fist to the side of the face. If she gets the two fingers on the face, she should just jump overboard. I hope he says, “You need to check yourself.” He takes it really easy on her. He tells her just to do her job and stop having altercations with Kate in earshot of the guests. She agrees,but she’s pissed that Kate “tattled on her.” Really?
Kate and Laura’s disdain for each other continues to increase. Kate is going to make Laura a checklist for turndowns. This should go over well.
Rhylee continues to whine and complain and be rude to Ross. Speaking of Ross, in case you missed it he was arrested over the holidays! He was with Joao. Everything has to be Joao’s fault. Rhylee is so damn disrespectful to Ross. She needs to get a ticket home when this charter is over right along with Laura. Ross realizes it to and I think he is going to go to the Captain.
Rhylee and Laura are not the only two storms wreaking havoc on the boat. A wind storm has popped up and the deckhands need to get the slide down and make sure everything is secured and doesn’t blow away. Ross decides it would be easier to do it without Rhylee than to have to deal with her tantrums. Kate actually gives Rhylee some really good advice. Again, basically just do your job and don’t be a bitch, and Rhylee listens to her and has a chat with Ross. There were no apologies given but Rhylee did cry. I’m not sure how that went. But on the last day of the charter they literally hug it out.
The married co-primary (with her mafiaesque husband) is drooling all over Adrian. She has a 6 pm date to annoy him in the galley while making the final dinner. Adrian is not amused but is trying to be pleasant as she leers at him seductively.
“The guests” asked that the crew perform a Tahitian dance at dinner. We see you production, but we are not complaining. Captain Lee is at dinner to see the spectacle as well. Tyler is SUPER stoked to participate. The performance was actually very cute. All of the crew has made up by the time the crew leaves.
At the tip meeting Captain Lee said he loved the dinner performance but he is a bit concerned they are starting to lose focus. He reminds them that this is not a democracy and everyone does not get a vote. (I should put that in my Commenting Rules) The tip was $20K and now everyone is happy.
It time for shore leave and Ashton and Laura slept together or um, slept together? for a few hours before it was time for them to all go out. Adrian let’s Laura know she should prepare for seeing Ashton grinding up on all the girls in the bar. We can expect the same behavior from Tyler and Rhylee is going to lose her shit.
Laura has decided to give Ashton the cold shoulder all night without telling him why. He can thank his good friend Adrian for that. After trying to get her to lighten up for hours and also after several drinks, Ashton decides to just have a good time with whoever is interested. He takes Tyler with him. Tyler is quickly making out with some random chick.
Back at the boat, Rhylee has drunk sex with Tyler again. Ashton is still confused about Laura and they go down on the dock to talk it out.
We have a full on night cam sex scene with Tyler and Rhylee replete with ass slapping in between bits of the conversation where Laura is bordering on Glenn Close in fatal attraction, “I will not be ignored, Ashton,” It’s kind of hot.
Next week: We get a whole boat of well-endowed gay guys. But they seem like they are going to be douchebags.